Training for a shorter Tri

For those not yet up to IM

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Cake    pirate
22/09/2014 at 12:54

Durham for the running up bloody grat big hill's part have your throught about some fell running it's fun as well. Most races appear on here and sure there will be some around your way that arn't to bad to set you off. The mentoring thread sure will be back for 2015 in some guise surpised no-one has started one already.

The weekend was brilliant will stick up a race report when got the time. MrD enjoyed himself Mrs I think. Only bad thing to say about the wekend was I don't think I was good enough by my own standards for the running but hay ho.

22/09/2014 at 20:03

well done cake and your team. I am sure you were good enough.

I spent yesterday rushing about manically and managed to get 20 miles run/walk into the day somehow. I have been starving all day today

22/09/2014 at 20:41

well done Cake and everyone on their weekends training. Didnt do much this weekend, managed a 4 mile run on saturday morning then watched the bristol half as brother in law was racing, he managed a 1:29 which he was happy with.

Then had run club tonight, gentle warm up then 3 minutes repeats with 2 minute rest 

Camlo    pirate
22/09/2014 at 21:01

Fab weekends then all and esp for your 20 MC. 

Bristol - i would imagine most people would be well chuffed with a 1:29 half?? 

Did a swim recce yesterday with Aber tri club in prep for next weekend sprint- i was last out but felt ok so thats fine by me! Hubby persuaded me to join him for bike hill reps tonight- managed 3 but chickened out of another attempt as legs were screaming  each time and i was puffing like a train. Ditched the bike and ran 5k but calf was cramping and i was pooped. Not sure i am going to survive the sprint let alone attempt an IM in 2015?! 

Cake    pirate
23/09/2014 at 12:38

Camlo everyone has bad day's or setback's I wouldn't worry to much. If your not used to the hill rep's your going to find it hard going at first, you still did 3 of them which is nothing to sniff at.

23/09/2014 at 16:25

Hello all.

I'm focusing on sprint distance triathlons rather than IM, Triple IM, run around the world with no shoes on type of races.

Weekend after next I'll be competing in The Last Tri which is local to me!the-last-tri/c1su5

Is anyone else doing this?

Wouldn't mind trying to fit another one in this year but can't find many events this late in the season!


Hope everyones trianing is going well.

Cake    pirate
23/09/2014 at 16:39

BamBam I'm just down the raod in stocksbridge but not playing that day Durhambiker might be playing depending on stuff. Afraid your going to struggle up north to find that many tri's with the weather from Oct onwards. If your willing to trevel are are a few more down south but going to be mostly running races.

Are you all set for the tri?

Mallowpuff    pirate
23/09/2014 at 18:41

It's Last of the Summer Tri in Holmfirth I'll be doing. The missus entered us yesterday so it's been decided for me

24/09/2014 at 07:40

Cake - the one I'm doing is in the South West, they just have very similar names! I'm as prepared as I'm going to be. Did a duathlon the other weekend as a warm up for it. Swim is going well, hoping for sub 6 mins for the 400m, bike is hilly but should be able to get a respectable time for that then its the run that lets me down.

Durhambiker - no backing out for you now! Good luck and most of all enjoy it.

Cake    pirate
24/09/2014 at 12:11

 D'oh! Sorry was a bit knackered when read your post. Good luck mate.

Durham always go with what the missus say's you know it makes sence.

Mallowpuff    pirate
24/09/2014 at 18:28

Didn't know there was even an option of not going with what the missus says!

24/09/2014 at 22:20

Busy evening but managed to nip out and try a little walk/run, just did a jog for up to a minute then walked recovery. Hopefully all will be OK.

Tomorrow I work my last day at my favourite hospital, no more OW swims before work, no more lovely cheese and onion toasties for lunch. Worst of all is that I will miss being able to call into the supermarket on the way home to do the weekly shop. Monday is the start of a new way of working in so many ways.

Cake    pirate
25/09/2014 at 12:31
Durhambiker wrote (see)

Didn't know there was even an option of not going with what the missus says!

There is but will always end in pain.

Steady (((((hugs)))))

25/09/2014 at 12:34

Ride to and from work today for me.

Cold this morning, Garmin registered lowest temperature of 3 degrees.

25km each way so a nice 50km total.

25/09/2014 at 19:53

Two swims, 40 minutes on the bike and into week three of the couch 2 5k so far this week. Weight loss at 6lbs.

25/09/2014 at 22:04

Bam Bam, are you Gloucester or Forest based? If you are Cake will find some inappropriate jokes which be aimed at someone except me 

Top weight loss rpitchfo 

Cake    pirate
26/09/2014 at 12:26

 My ex was from Gloucester I've spend far to much time near the forrest of dean to be healthy.

26/09/2014 at 22:07
Haha not that deep into the forest I'm afraid...just in Chepstow so not related to the Wurzels, and have roundabouts, traffic lights and telephones where I live
27/09/2014 at 07:36

Just over the bridge from me BBT. 

27/09/2014 at 11:34

Hi, New to this triathlon thing, have been running for years and now seek a new challenge. Hoping to enter a sprint next spring and take it from there.....

Currently marathon training, improving my poor swimming and falling off my new road bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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